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Title Agricultural Transformation in Nepal : Trends, Prospects, and Policy Options / Ganesh Thapa, Anjani Kumar, P.K. Joshi, editors.
Imprint Singapore : Springer, 2020.

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Subject Agricultural innovations -- Nepal.
Alt Name Thapa, Ganesh.
Kumar, Anjani.
Joshi, P. K.
Description 1 online resource (652 pages)
Contents Intro; Foreword; Acknowledgements; Contents; Editors and Contributors; Abbreviations and Acronyms; List of Figures; List of Tables; List of Charts; List of Boxes; 1 Introduction; Abstract; 1 Introduction; 2 Structure of the Book; References; Macro-issues in Agriculture; 2 Structural Transformation and Growth: Whither Agriculture in Nepal?; Abstract; 1 Context; 2 Structural Transformation and Growth: Evidence and a Framework; 3 Structural Transformation of the Nepali Economy; 3.1 Peculiar Pattern of a Mere Shift, Not Transformation; 4 Future Directions; References
3 The Role of Agriculture in Poverty Reduction in Nepal abstract; 1 Introduction; 2 Objectives; 3 Salient Features of Nepalese Economy; 4 Poverty in Nepal and Selected Low-Income Asian Countries; 4.1 Structural Characteristics; 5 Role of Agriculture in Poverty Reduction: A Review of Literature; 6 Data and Results; 6.1 Data; 6.2 Results; 7 Simulations; 8 Concluding Observations; Annex A: List of Variables; Annex B: Econometric Specifications; References; 4 Household Food Expenditure, Dietary Diversity, and Child Nutrition in Nepal; Abstract; 1 Introduction; 2 Data; 3 Conceptual Framework
4 Methodology 4.1 Dietary Quality Indicators; 4.2 Empirical Framework; 4.2.1 Multilevel Model; 4.3 DRF Approach; 4.4 Blinder-Oaxaca Decomposition Technique; 5 Results; 5.1 Effect of Dietary Quality on Child Nutrition Outcomes; 5.2 Descriptive Results; 5.3 Empirical Results; 5.4 Robustness Test; 5.5 Results from DRF Approach; 5.6 Role of Dietary Quality in Child Nutrition Improvement Between 1995-1996 and 2010-2011 in Nepal; 6 Conclusion and Policy Implications; 7 Appendix and Supplementary Figures; References; 5 Food Inflation in Nepal and Its Implications; Abstract; 1 Introduction
2 Long-Term Trends in Inflation in Nepal, 1991-20153 Contribution of Various Foods to Food Inflation During 2007-2015; 4 Co-Movement of Food Prices in Nepal and India; 4.1 Long-Term Trends in Inflation Differentials; 4.2 Co-movement of Food Inflation in Nepal and India; 4.2.1 Cereals and Products; 4.2.2 Pulses and Legumes; 4.2.3 Edible Oils; 4.2.4 Vegetables; 4.2.5 Fruits; 4.2.6 Sugar; 4.2.7 Meats, Fish, and Eggs; 4.2.8 Milk and Dairy Products; 4.2.9 All Foods and Beverages; 4.2.10 Non-food Goods and Services; 4.2.11 All Products-Overall Inflation
4.3 Inflation Differential During the Trade Blockade of 2015/165 Summary and Conclusions; Annex: The Data Sources, Error-Correction Model Used and the Results; Data Sources Used; Error-Correction Model (ECM) for Price Transmission Analysis; References; 6 Climate Change Impact on Agricultural Sector of Nepal: Implications for Adaptation and Resilience Building; Abstract; 1 Introduction; 2 GHGs Emission from the Agricultural Sector; 2.1 GHG Emission for Base Year 2000; 2.2 Projection of GHG Emission; 3 Different Types of Impact on Agriculture; 3.1 Production and Productivity; 3.2 Food Security
Note 3.3 Economy and Livelihoods of People
Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on December 30, 2019).
Summary This book addresses some key strategic questions related to agriculture in the context of major contemporary developments and emerging challenges in Nepal such as the changing role of agriculture with economic growth, structural transformation in reducing poverty, improving nutritional outcomes, and addressing the challenges of climate change. The book also suggests policy measures to improve the delivery of critical inputs and services and ensure the participation of marginal and smallholders in high-value chains. Further, it discusses how the new federal system and governance structure will affect the delivery of agricultural technology and services. The book is divided into five parts. Part I discusses macro-issues in the agriculture sector, while Part II focuses on agricultural productivity growth and its main drivers. The third part explores diversification in the agricultural and non-agricultural sectors by farmers and other rural people for livelihood improvement, while the fourth part deals with agricultural trade and marketing issues, highlighting policy implications and recommendations in the areas of immediate focus and further research. Lastly, Part V addresses institutions and governance issues, which are vital for agricultural development. In the final chapter, the editors summarize and synthesize the book's main findings and develop a policy agenda for addressing the many challenges faced by the agriculture sector in Nepal, so as to make it more productive, competitive, sustainable, and inclusive. The book offers a rich source of analytical information on various aspects of agricultural development in Nepal and will be of immense value to policymakers, development partners, civil society, students, and those interested in the economic and agricultural development of not only Nepal, but also other developing countries.
ISBN 9789813296480 electronic book
9813296488 electronic book
9789813296473 print
OCLC # 1129187855
Additional Format Print version: Thapa, Ganesh Agricultural Transformation in Nepal : Trends, Prospects, and Policy Options Singapore : Springer,c2020 9789813296473.


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